A legless Vietnam veteran who rolled his wheelchair 80 yards and then crawled 60 feet more to revive a baby who had nearly drowned in a swimming pool near rural West Chicago says: "It was in God's hands--I'm just a man." James Patridge, who lost his legs in a 1966 land mine explosion in Vietnam, said that when he reached 1-year-old Jennifer Kroll after she was pulled from the nearby pool, she appeared blue, had no pulse and was not breathing. "All I was thinking, really, was 'Come on, little baby--you can live, you can make it,' " said Patridge, 38, who used cardiopulmonary resuscitation to revive the child. Jennifer is in fair condition at Loyola Medical Center. Michael Kroll said his daughter was pulled from the pool by his wife, who telephoned an operator for help but got a recording saying that assistance was not available because of a strike against American Telephone & Telegraph Co. Kroll said his wife, who did not think of dialing 911, then began screaming. Patridge, who has artificial legs but was not wearing them at the time, said he was working in his garage when he heard Jennifer's mother, Tammy, scream for help. He said he began rolling his wheelchair toward the Kroll house, but trees and shrubbery forced him to crawl the rest of the way. His wife, Sue, called paramedics while he climbed the steps of the pool deck to the baby and began administering CPR. Jennifer regained consciousness in about a minute and started to cry. Patridge said he took a CPR course "on impulse, for my own knowledge. I would say it paid off."